I asked a very similar question yesterday and here's the other big one (taking the SCWCD 1.4 tomorrow). A tag handler extends TagSupport. It's doStartTag() method returns EVAL_BODY_BUFFERED (a variable defined by the BodyTag interface, which TagSupport does NOT implement). Does this give a compile error or a JspException? My Tomcat is down and I can't test it. Thank you SO much Brett B for your answer yesterday!